Amanda N. Barczyk, Ph.D., MSW
Affiliate Faculty, Department of Population Health
Ph.D., Social Work
The University of Texas at Austin
MSW, Social Work
University of Pennsylvania
Amanda N. Barczyk is an experienced mixed-methods researcher who focuses on the prevention and surveillance of self-directed violence; preventing and addressing childhood adversity; and improving hospital-based treatment and follow-up care.
Barczyk is nationally recognized for her research on self-directed violence and her translation of research to improve the care of patients. Barczyk was a pivotal contributor of suicide prevention guidelines for Ascension, the largest nonprofit health system in the United States. She also worked with an interdisciplinary team to develop suicide prevention policies for Ascension sites of care across Texas.
Previously, Barczyk was a social scientist fellow in the U.S. Army Public Health Command’s Behavioral and Social Health Outcomes Practice (BSHOP) from 2010 to 2011. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, BSHOP identified patterns, risks and protective factors associated with behavioral health issues plaguing military personnel with the goal of mitigating adverse outcomes.
Barczyk received her doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice and has a Bachelor of Arts in honors psychology, with a minor in statistics, from the University of Michigan.